Realist oil painter Lee Price paints self-portraits of herself from an overhead vantage point, primarily in bathrooms while eating junk food. Amazing.
I have sworn to myself to not use the ALL CAP/SCREAMING method of typing. It just looks so ridiculous...but this case is different. YOU HAVE TO CHECK THIS PLACE OUT! Marukame Udon in Waikiki is so good, I want to scream it from the roof tops and do somersaults and marry it.
The restaurant is cafeteria-style. So you get in line at the door and wait to grab a tray and order from them limited (but insanely good) menu. All of the udon for the dishes are made fresh. Amy opted from the standard with dashi broth and egg. I had to pig out and order the curry udon and the cold udon with tempura. After the udon station, there is a tempura bar and onigiri bar. Where if you look past the security glass into the tiny kitchen, you see two people frying their asses off.
As you can read by now, I was enamored with how good the food was. Amy and I both proclaimed this the best udon we've ever had. Simple as that....you have to go. It's easily the best meal we ate on our honeymoon and one of the cheapest.
Honestly, my first memories of Cleveland were a blur. Between moving continents at such a young age and generally being obtuse to the general world, I can't remember much. There is however, one movie scene - not even an entire movie, that I do remember. It's the silhouette fight scene from Forced Vengeance. While on a 45 minute hold today, I came across the picture above and a bunch of childhood memories came flooding back.
Anyways, I then found the scene on youtube. Check it out...it's pretty badass considering it's 30 years old. The music doesn't suck either. Oh, and I love Vitasoy.
Let's be real...Karl Lagerfeld is probaby one of the coolest people in the entire world. So when she decided to share her blog with me, I had to read every word. Amy and I are definitely Lee-Doty fans.
Here are some of my favorites:
Blood Orange Creamsicle Floats
Braised Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Grapes
and Johnny's Burgers. I want to try this place sooooo bad!
i will unabashedly admit that i jack photos all the time from other people's sites. i also do try my best to mention where i get them from...but these amazing food pics have eluded me to their true master. Out of sheer coincidence, i was able to find What Katie Ate... and at first, i thought someone else was also really into these great pics. It took me scrolling through a few pages to come to the realization that this was the artist. Anyways...check out her blog. These are just a small collection of the great pics she has. (The recipes are very well thought out too.)
One of my favorite sites for not over-the-top survivalist tips and ideas is WWW.THESURVIVALMOM.COM. It's chalked full of easy to use info and isn't a giant downer like some sites tend to be.
Lisa Bedford, who writes and edits the popular blog, features anything and everything you want to know about prepping for "what-ifs." Tips don't have to all deal with wtshtf-type scenarios, but practices that we can all use. Topics include:
A great site and definitely worth the time to check it out.
Shelf Reliance is a great website with lots of information on emergency preparedness, food rotation, survival kits and tools. One of the things i enjoy most about the page is the Emergency Kit Planner. You can enter the amount of people in your household, the conditions you are prepping for blizzard, terrorist attack...) and the kind of kit you would like (car kit, home kit...) and it gives you a list of everything you would need for that kit. Then, you can either purchase those items on the site as a package, purchase them broken down into groups or, this is my choice, print it out and buy them on my own. The prices aren't too bad, but there are cheaper alternatives.
All in all, the emergency kit generator creates a decent list and you allows for you gauge what else you might need or might have overlooked.
Check it out at http://www.shelfreliance.com/
While the page itself may be short on pics (ahem... ahem... catch my drift...) the writing is funny, insightful (in a drunken sailor sort of way), honest and funny.
Check out Life is too Short to Hate Cleveland.
i actually don't...
While hanging out last night at the Buckeye Beer Engine in Lakewood, Amy and i met up with our friend, Judie Vegh, who owns Frostitution Baking Co. All i have to say is "Holy Crap...'em's some good ass cupcakes." Moist, creamy, delicious and all around decadent.
Here is a list of some of her cupcakes:
Girl Next Door: Plain white cake with vanilla buttercream. Topped with pretty sprinkles. Delicately plain, surprisingly seductive.
Pearl Necklace: Champagne cake with champagne frosting topped with pearl dragees.
Backdoor Buckeye: An Ohio classic. Traditional chocolate cake with creamy fluffy peanut butter frosting.
Peppermint Schtick: Chocolate cake topped with peppermint frosting and little candy canes. Oy!
Rusty Trombone (formerly Salt Lick 'em): Chocolate or white cake topped with a sweet and salty caramel buttercream.
Pootie-Tang: White cake with delicious Tang frosting. Don't be a pussy. Try it.
Mofo: Chocolate cake soaked with homemade kahluha compliments of Libations by Larry, with coffee buttercream. Topped with a chocolate covered espresso bean.
BuCakie: Disgusting? Hello no! Messy? Of course! White or chocolate cake topped with marshamallow fluff buttercream, drizzled with tons of fudge and caramel.
Jungle Fever: Marble cake topped filled with vanilla buttercream and topped with chocolate ganache frosting.
Red Velvet District: Red Velvet cake with nummy cream cheese frosting.
Kevin Bacon: The best of 3 worlds. Cupcake, bacon, and the sexiest man alive.
The Molly Malone: An Irish whore, an Irish cupcake! Guinness stout cake topped with Bailey's Irish Creme buttercream and pretty little shamrock sprinkles.
Barry Cherry White: dark chocolate cake, topped with cherry buttercream with some slivered almonds. Who's getting some cupcake lovin' tonight? Ooooh yeah....
Nookies n' Cream: Chocolate cake, topped with vanilla buttercream mixed with some oreos. You can finally say, you did it all for the nookie... the nookie... so you can take that cookie and stick it in your yeah....
Das Booty: Jawohl! Was ist das?! Why, German chocolate cake with gooey coconut and pecan topping with a chocolate drizzle.
The Gold Digger Challenge: Eat a 9 inch tall cupcake in an hour and win an "I got serviced at Frostitution Baking Co." t-shirt! Get your picture on the Wall of Taint!
So good...even zombies love 'em!